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Tsinghua University, Mozilla Launch Browser For IPv6

Tsinghua University and Mozilla China have jointly developed a new Internet browser product that is specially designed for IPv6.

Based on the core of Firefox, the widely-used browser by Mozilla, the new browser product, with the help of IPv6 tunnel technologies, enables smooth access to some IPv6, Facebook, and Google services, which are usually unstable. Facebook, at the present moment, is blocked in most areas of China. At present, this browser mainly targets the campus network of Tsinghua University with initial V1.0.6 version. It also has a "green download" edition which is about 16MB.

So far, many Chinese universities have fully supported IPv6 on their campus networks. In addition, Tsinghua University has deployed IPv6-based instant messaging and phone services, as well as the IPTV system.

Mozilla is known as the owner of the world's second most-popular browser product, Firefox. Statistics released by the web analytics firm Net Applications show that by November 2010, Firefox had the market share of 22.81% in the global browser market, following Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which owned a 58.41% share. In China, though, Firefox accounts for less than 4% of overall usage.

3 Comments

  1. Alas, Net Applications seems to consistently overstate Internet Explorer's share of the browser market. According to StatCounter's GlobalStats, Firefox enjoys a market share worldwide of more than 31 %, as compared with Internet Explorer's 44 % (http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-daily-20080701-20110103). Here in Europe (the EU), Firefox leads with a market share of over 39 % as compared to IE's 35 % (http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-daily-20080701-20110103). One of the reason that IE's figures for worldwide market share are as high as they are is the browser's commanding position in China, where it enjoys a market share of over 88 % (IE6 (!) retains a market share of nearly 45 %)), while both Firefox and Chrome hover at around 4 % each (http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser_version-CN-daily-20080701-20110103)….

    Henri

  2. Well so many fake WINDOWS OS are rampant in China that the use of IE is just to be expected right? I usually use Opera b ut on mobile Opera is sometimes blocked in China when using it on mobile so I pray for firefox eventually on my iphone~

  3. Why do Chinese banks not allow me to use Firefox? I only use this browser and it's troublesome to the hilt not to be able to use Mozilla products or Firefox with these damn banks. They only allow me to use IE and I hate IE.

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